In 1995, the original Command & Conquer helped define the real-time strategy genre. The franchise then continued to innovate for the next 10 years with cutting-edge visuals, epic storylines, and complex missions. This is RTS gold and you`ll be pleased to know that not only will it run very well on your netbook, but it is also now free!! Yup, gratis to download and play (details below)
Thanks to Fredrik Sævland for this good looking RPG…
This is a true, cheap, addictive and awesome RPG-game made by one independent person! You are in a gigantic (8 times size of the earth) world which are generated as you explore, so the map will always be different every time you play! In this world you must mine ores, craft tools and build yourself a shed to hide away from the merciless monsters that roam at nightfall. Build a gigantic castle or mine an epic cave, play alone or join other players in multiplayer! Continue Reading
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe the first game in the RCT franchise that inspired many competitors. This edition is the original game with all of it’s expansions preloaded. The game gives you per set scenarios to work with where you go from building an park from scratch or assuming ownership of an established amusement park and are given an goal to obtain within a certain time frame. The feature that made this game famous is it’s ride track editor where you can build custom versions of rides to suit your park. This game works well on a netbook the GOG.com edition has been optimized to work on modern windows versions and is a must have for anyone who wishes to build there own roller coasters or likes sim games in general.
The deluxe pack comes with additional expansion packs, which makes for a pretty complete package. This game has a bit of a cult following and it possibly one of the best strategy management games you can get on your Netbook!
Although not free, it’s worth it to anyone who can appreciate racing games. None of the cars in the game may be real, but the racing definitely is. This is a racing *simulator*, not an arcade-y Need-For-Speed-like game, with a solid online multiplayer system along and a more-than-acceptable AI. On lower graphics settings this game simulates driving fantastically, and the downloadable S2 version is free to try (although heavily restricted) without a paid license so you can test it without consequence….. Continue Reading
Les Howarth has found this charming little rail simulator. The PC-Rail games are signal box simulations of many UK (and a small number of non-UK) locations. For many of these locations alternative timetables are available. The aim is to direct trains to the correct lines such that they arrive and depart on time and therefore maintain a 100% punctuality. Continue Reading
Vendetta Online is a 3D space combat MMORPG for Windows, Mac and Linux. This MMO permits thousands of players to interact as the pilots of spaceships in a vast universe. Users may build their characters in any direction they desire, becoming rich captains of industry, military heroes, or outlaws. A fast-paced, realtime “twitch” style combat model gives intense action, coupled with the backdrop of RPG gameplay in a massive online galaxy. Three major player factions form a delicate balance of power, with several NPC sub-factions creating situations of economic struggle, political intrigue and conflict. The completely persistent universe and detailed storyline add to the depth of immersion, resulting in a unique online experience. Continue Reading